Change Together, an online resource managed by the Astellas Patient Centricity team, was created to stimulate dialogue and create opportunities to share information, inspiration and ideas across the advocacy and patient experience professional community. This forum aims to foster patient-focused collaboration, share best practices and provide resources aimed at improving patient care.
About Patient Centricity
Patient Centricity is a function within Corporate Affairs at Astellas that works to ensure that the voice of the patient is incorporated across all facets of the company. We serve as a conduit between Astellas and external stakeholders to help improve patient outcomes, improve access issues and address patients’ unmet needs head on.
Meet the team
Jenny Kite is Assistant Director of Patient Centricity at Astellas, leading engagement with advocacy partners to develop long-term mutually beneficial relationships, as well as overseeing internal and external advocacy communications. As part of this role, she manages Change Together, guiding content strategy and working with advocacy groups to share their stories. Jenny joined Astellas in 2008 as a member of the Corporate Communications team. Prior to this, she held various communications and public relations positions.
D’Anna Holmes is Assistant Director of Patient Centricity at Astellas and oversees advocacy efforts in the solid tumor space. She has expertise in leading large-scale patient experience initiatives for academic medical centers and deploying innovative patient engagement solutions for healthcare technology companies. With her experience as the mother of a hepatoblastoma survivor, D’Anna has not only served with a variety of patient and professional groups in setting organizational strategy and content development but occasionally finds herself in the role of keynote speaker sharing her family’s personal story.
About Astellas US
Astellas is a pharmaceutical company dedicated to improving the health of people around the world through the provision of innovative and reliable pharmaceutical products. For more information on Astellas, please visit our website at www.astellas.com/us. You can also follow us on Twitter at @AstellasUS, Facebook at www.facebook.com/AstellasUS or LinkedIn at www.linkedin.com/company/astellas-pharma.
About the Change Together Community of Advocates
The Community of Advocates is a select group of advocacy organizations who have contributed to the Change Together website. They ensure that the site stays truly dynamic with new articles, events, best practice case studies, hints and tips, and more.
Patient advocacy groups can join the Community of Advocates in a number of ways, including:
- Submitting an article or an idea for one
- If there is something you’d like to see us feature on the site, email and let us know.
- Listing an event
- Add your event to our calendar to make sure it reaches as many people as possible. You can do this by clicking on the Submit Event button here.
- Joining the discussion
- Comment on any of the articles you read by using the comments box at the bottom of every article page.
- Submitting a Best Practice from your organization that may help others further their cause.
- Linking to ChangeTogether.com from your website
As a member of the Community of Advocates, we will add your logo and a link to your website to our home page. You can find our current members halfway down the page. We would ask that in return you add our logo and a link to ChangeTogether.com to your website.
If you would like to join the community, please contact us.
We look forward to working with you in the future and growing our Community of Advocates.